Friday, January 18, 2013
A Westborough native, Saugus Superintendent and Washington State native are the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in Marlborough.
A Westborough native is among the three finalists for the full-time superintendent position in the Marlborough School District. "Between the three of them they have 19 years as experience as superintendents," said School Committee Member Jennifer Hardy of the three final candidates picked to replace former Superintendent Anthony Pope. Candidate Dr. Christopher Bogden grew up running track in Westborough against Marlborough. “His experience in Westborough gives him an extremely full knowledge of what Marlborough is all about," said Superintendent Search Consultant John Connolly. Receive breaking news in your inbox or smartphone by signing up for our newsletter here Bogden has seven years of experience as a superintendent in the Hilton …
Thursday, July 26, 2012
The School Committee has tapped former Westborough schools chief Steven Dlott as its top pick, but has not ruled out considering other candidates as well.
The School Committee could name an interim superintendent Thursday as it moves to get new leadership in place ahead of the coming school year. The committee voted at special meeting on July 19 to pursue former Westborough superintendent Steven Dlott for the position. Dlott has served as interim superintendent in the past, having filled that role in Hudson for nearly two years. However, at that meeting, the committee also agreed to continue accepting resumes submitted to an open job posting for the position. Former superintendent Anthony Pope resigned on July 2. Since then, Maureen Greulich has been serving as acting superintendent. The committee has not yet laid out a schedule for hiring a permanent replacement for Pope. Also …
Friday, July 20, 2012
The former Westborough superintendent also served in an interim capacity in Hudson.
The Marlborough School Committee Thursday voted to pursue former Westborough superintendent Steve Dlott to serve as interim schools leader. Dlott, who has also served as interim superintendent in Hudson, was recommended by two committee members who reviewed resumes along with Mayor Arthur Vigeant. The vote was unanimous among those present--member Margaret Dwyer was not at the meeeting Thursday called solely for the purpose of advancing the seach for someone to replace Anthony Pope, who resigned on July 2. Committee members Katherine Hennessy and Michelle Bodin-Hettinger said everyone they spoke to about Dlott gave him high marks as a consensus building and uniter. Since retiring as Westborough's superintendent in 2005, Dlott has held a …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The former superintendent signed the agreement from Florida.
Former Superintendent Anthony Pope, who resigned effective July 2, will receive more than $99,000 as part of an agreement between him and the Marlborough School Committee. In exchange for a payment of $99,078.92, Pope acknolwedges that the city will not support any application for unemployment benefits. In addition, both parties agree not to disparage the other. The payout represents nearly nine months of pay based on Pope's current annual salary of $160,000. Documents associated with the agreement show it was signed by Pope on July 3, and notarized in the state of Florida. Mayor Arthur Vigeant signed the agreement on July 5 and it was released a day later. Pope's resignation, which was announced by Vigeant on June 26, capped several…
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This is a look back at the week on Patch.
Monday, April 9: Police Log: Assault with Deadly Weapon, Suspicious Activity Tuesday, April 10: Marlborough Resident Running His 10th Marathon Woman Runs Over Cop's Foot During Domestic Incident Police Log: Witness Intimidation, Shoplifting at Sears Wednesday, April 11: Brazilian Leader Wants to Strengthen Education, Commerce Ties with Bay State Mayor Vigeant's First 100 Days James 'Scott' Riciutti Gone at 48 Tractor Trailer Clips Telephone Pole at Elm and Dudley Death Notices: Antoinette 'Ann' Trolla Gone at 98 Thursday, April 12: Friends Talk About Scott Ricciuti's Legacy in Advance of Services Police Log: Vandalism, Tractor Trailer Crash Jackson Circle Home Sale Tops $550,000 Friday, April 13: Marlborough Teachers Claim Intimidation by …
Friday, April 13, 2012
The assistant principal has been fired by the Marlborough Public Schools after a long suspension.
Marlborough High School assistant principal Adam Bakr confirmed Friday that he has been fired from the Marlborough Public School system. Rumors of the firing were rampant on Thursday, but Superintendent Anthony Pope did not respond to a request for confirmation. Bakr himself confirmed that he was no longer with the district in a post on the Facebook page "Bring Bakr Back" early Friday morning. "On behalf of my family and myself, I just wanted to thank everyone—staff, students, parents, friends, and community members—who have shown their support for me over the past four months," said Bakr. "I am humbled by your kind words and selfless actions. Your courage and your tireless efforts will never be forgotten. Students and alum of MHS—please…
The Marlborough Educators Association sent superintendent of schools Anthony Pope a letter last week criticizing his interaction with teaching staff.
The Marlborough Educators Association sent superintendent of schools Dr. Anthony Pope a letter last week expressing discontent with the current state of relations between the administration's top office and the rank and file of the district. "We are writing to you to express the discontent of our members regarding the climate, lack of direction and communication which currently exists in the Marlborough Public Schools," said the letter. After reportedly polling their membership the union said that Pope's response was "chilling," with teachers expressing feelings of distrust and intimidation and "absolutely fearful of retaliation" for expressing dissenting opinions. Marlborough Patch asked Pope for comment on Thursday, and while he did …
Thursday, January 26, 2012
School and business news tops the list in Marlborough today.
Our weekday morning column, 5 Things You Need to Know, provides you with information that can help you plan your day and give you some fodder for water cooler conversations. 1. Digital Federal Credit Union based here in Marlborough has announced the advancement of several individuals in their organization, according to release on Boston.com. 2. The Newton Country Players’ upcoming production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a beloved story about family and love featuring two real-life sets of siblings and three sets of children getting to take the stage alongside their parents, including Marlborough’s Paul, Julia, and Lauren Chamberlin. Paul Chamberlin plays Jacob, the father of the title character, who appears to have …
Thursday, August 25, 2011
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Thursday, August 25, 2011
This week we are posting the main contacts for the staff and administration of the Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Next week, look for the same information pertaining to the the Advanced Math and Science Academy. Contact Information: 215 Fitchburg Street Marlborough, MA 01752 Fax: (508) 460-3472 Phone: (508) 485-9430 The contacts listed below are sorted alphabetically by job title:
Monday, August 22, 2011
It is time to tackle the to-do checklist.
The countdown has begun— a mere 9 days until the school bells rings to usher in a new academic year in Marlborough. Nine days until the alarm clock rings and the rush to get the kids dressed, fed and out the door to meet the school bus begins. Now is the time to buckle down and gear up for all the pre-school preparations. There are a number of items on the to-do checklist that must be completed in order for your child to start off the school year successfully. 1. Make sure that your child has had a recent physical. Schools require students to have their immunizations up-to-date and must be notified of any allergies, chronic illnesses or changes in medical history. 2. Stock up on healthy snacks. By offering your children nutritional …